Highlights from the Week
1. On Thursday, President Joe Biden called gun violence in the United States an “epidemic,” and announced his intention to establish increased gun control measures. Click here to read his statement. Click here to read Vice President Kamala Harris’ remarks.
2. The COVID-19 vaccination rollout has been increasing across the United States. Click here to read statements from your representatives.
3. The US has seen an increase in migrants at the southern border. Click here to read statements from your representatives.
By James and the Elections Research team
What to see who the candidates are that are running in Virginia’s primary election for Governor? Click here to see the full list of primary candidates.
Click here to see the full list of candidates running for the state legislature in the Virginia primary. The election is scheduled for June 8th.
Check out all the candidates running for Attorney General in Virginia’s primary election here.
By Annie, Chelsea, and the Officials Research team
Public Statements: 1,776 statements were added this week
States: 53 bills added
The New York Assembly and Senate passed a bill that would amend the definition of an absentee voter to include those who cannot vote because of the risk of spreading or contracting an illness on the day of an election.
The New Jersey House and Senate passed a bill that would require an in-person early voting period for certain elections.
Congress: no bills added (congressional recess)